Crozet, VA, 12/7/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I went over to Lickinghole Creek and Reservoir this morning, and ran into Peter Brask at the beginning of my hike. We birded along the creek and reservoir, and ended up with 25 avian species. They were all common winter species that included quite a few sparrows. There wasn't a single bird on the water when we arrived, but a small flock of Canada Geese and three Killdeers showed up during the hike.

The highlight was watching the resident pair of Bald Eagles working on their nest. One of them flew in with some nesting materials while the other one was keeping watch, and then they flew away after a few minutes, presumably to find some more materials.


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Swamp Sparrow


Eastern Phoebe

This morning's list:

Canada Goose
Black Vulture
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Cardinal
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
American Goldfinch



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